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Northern Palm Squirrel (with drey)

Funambulus pennantii

Description:

The drey was built hidden behind a creeper and supported by the building's wall. It was hidden by the leaves during the time the babies were in the nest. Then one day the babies cascaded out of the nest, "like a waterfall" said my neighbour...well all the babies except this one. The tiniest one. It came out onto the railing of the staircase landing and seemed too small to scamper away. There were crows and kites etc., around which would have found it delicious. So we rescued it.

Habitat:

Urban

Notes:

It went to sleep in my neighbour's palm and we replaced it in the nest. The mother came back and we did not disturb the family.

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5 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Thank you Riyan. It was the littlest baby in the lot...it wasn't quite ready to come out into the world so we put it back in its nest. Its Mummy was near by.

It is so tiny

Very cute.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 6 years ago

Thanks, Neil...it was so trusting.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Oh so cute! An instant fave. Lovely spotting, Sukanya.

SukanyaDatta
Spotted by
SukanyaDatta

Delhi, India

Spotted on Sep 2, 2012
Submitted on Aug 11, 2016

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